Two iconic archetypes in fantasy and fairy tales are wizards and wolves . . .
And both are known for their ability to transform. Wizards can work magic to change the rules of the world to fit their wants and needs. Wolves can transform from man to beast under the light of a full moon. Both can represent power and danger as well as inspire loyalty or fear.
This collection of eighteen short stories celebrates a wide variety of both wizards and wolves—often in the same story—and peels back the layers of what it means to be transformed. There are stories of people turning into wolves—or wolves turning into people—but there are also stories of a wizard passing on his legacy before he dies, and a hockey game played to reclaim part of a stolen soul. There is a twist on the familiar story of a young girl in a red cape, and a tale of a pinball machine that is more than it appears to be.
From fantasy to horror to science fiction to humor, these stories offer a little something for everyone. After all, while a good story can entertain us, a great story can transform us.
Of Wizards and Wolves is the eighth anthology edited by Lisa Mangum and published by WordFire Press. Profits support the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship fund for the Superstars Writing Seminar.
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